The survivors on The Walking Dead haven’t had a lot to laugh about lately, what with one of their own being executed and the loss of the prison fortress they called home. However, one of the actresses on the show recently had an opportunity to explore her comedic side when she went in to record a multi-episode arc for FX’s Archer. Who is that mystery actress? Well, judging by the photo above you’ve probably already figured it out: It’s Lauren Cohan, who plays farmer’s daughter turned complete badass Maggie Greene on the zombie drama.
But who will Cohan be playing on Archer? The network says she’ll be voicing Juliana Calderon, a European socialite who is married to a brutal Central American dictator (voiced by Fred Armisen). It seems Juliana’s status as First Lady allows her anything she wants. So what does she want? Archer!
Sounds steamy. (Almost as steamy as this Walking Dead GIF of Cohan locking lips with Steven Yeun.) For her part, Cohan seems pleased with the part-time gig. “My character is amazing,” she says. “She’s basically like a wealthy corrupt President’s wife who is vaguely European.” (Sounds vaguely hysterical.) Cohan also says the voice over work was a nice change of pace, which makes sense seeing as how she didn’t have to worry about being devoured by flesh-eating zombies while on the job for once. “It was really fun and a really good comedy break from the usual. It’s maybe the most fun I’ve ever had.”
Cohan’s first episode is currently scheduled for air Monday, March 31 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX.